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  • Strong earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea; tsunami possible

    10/10/2018 4:14:39 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-Oct-2018 | AP
    PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — A strong earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea and raised the possibility of a tsunami. The magnitude 7.0 quake struck Thursday morning about 118 kilometers (74 miles) east of Kimbe, West New Britain, on the Pacific island nation. It was followed by aftershocks of magnitude 5.7 and 5.9. Just over an hour later, a magnitude 6.3 quake hit farther northeast on the island. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center oceanographer David Walsh says any tsunami from the earthquake would only affect areas immediately around the epicenter. But scientists don’t have any tide gauges close to the...
  • [Possible] Tsunami Warning Papua New Guinea

    10/10/2018 3:22:40 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Local News | 1-Oct-2018
    Saw on local news Tsunami warning. USGS is reporting 7.0 Quake but depth is 40 km (deep for Tsunami)
  • ‘Not a straightforward event’: How multiple disasters stunned experts and ravaged....Indonesia

    10/06/2018 1:42:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | October 6 at 12:39 PM | Timothy McLaughlin , Shibani Mahtani and Stanley Widianto
    A warning system based on computer simulations failed to gauge the chances of a huge tsunami, estimating waves far smaller. Tsunami detection buoys were not functioning or in the wrong location. Even the sensors that did work fooled scientists to think the worst was over — even while a third deadly tsunami surge was bearing down on Palu. Scientists say the back-to-back disasters — which have killed nearly 1,600 people and counting — were among the most complicated they had seen. It began Sept. 28 just after 6 p.m. with a magnitude 7.5 slip-strike quake, where the earth moves side...
  • Death toll in Indonesian quake at 1,234, including at least 34 children at Bible camp

    10/03/2018 9:32:02 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2 2018 | Bradford Betz
    The bodies of more than 30 children who were attending a Christian Bible camp on a northern Indonesian island were discovered Monday amid wreckage brought to the region by Friday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake and ensuing tsunami, a Red Cross spokesperson told ABC News. The tragic discovery marks the latest reported deaths in the catastrophe. As of Tuesday, the death toll increased to at least 1,234. Indonesian rescue workers said a mudslide caused by the earthquake engulfed the church. Red Cross spokeswoman Aulia Arriani said 34 bodies of the Bible camp attendees have been found, while another 52 remained missing. The...
  • In the Mediterranean, Killer Tsunamis From an Ancient Eruption

    11/05/2009 12:15:24 PM PST · by BGHater · 5 replies · 533+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Nov 2009 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    The massive eruption of the Thera volcano in the Aegean Sea more than 3,000 years ago produced killer waves that raced across hundreds of miles of the Eastern Mediterranean to inundate the area that is now Israel and probably other coastal sites, a team of scientists has found. The team, writing in the October issue of Geology, said the new evidence suggested that giant tsunamis from the catastrophic eruption hit “coastal sites across the Eastern Mediterranean littoral.” Tsunamis are giant waves that can crash into shore, rearrange the seabed, inundate vast areas of land and carry terrestrial material out to...
  • Asteroid Tsunamis Could be Huge, Slow

    06/09/2002 7:18:17 PM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies · 886+ views
    Discovery News ^ | June 7 2002 | By Larry O'Hanlon, Discovery News
    If an asteroid like this one, depicted in an artist's drawing, hit Earth's oceans, it could generate huge waves that would move more slowly than previously thought, but in the end, cause more damage. Asteroid Tsunamis Could be Huge, Slow By Larry O'Hanlon, Discovery News normalize font   |   increase font June 7 — Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water, a new supercomputer model predicts that meteors and asteroids splashing down in the oceans can create waves twice as big, but slower moving, than previous estimates. In other words, if Earth gets walloped...
  • Going Into The Water: A Survey Of Impact Events And The Coastal Peoples Of South-East North America

    01/17/2002 4:08:32 PM PST · by blam · 59 replies · 7,892+ views
    Very long but good anthropology/archaeology article Click Here
  • Indonesia steps up race to find survivors as quake toll passes 1,200

    10/02/2018 7:21:43 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    MSN / Reuters ^ | October 2, 2018
    PALU, Indonesia, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Indonesia is in a race against time to save victims of a devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi island, the government said on Tuesday, as the official death toll rose to more than 1,200 and looting fueled fears of lawlessness. Four days after the double disaster struck, officials feared the toll could soar, as most of the confirmed dead had come from Palu, a small city 1,500 km (930 miles) northeast of Jakarta. Some remote areas have been largely cut off after Friday's 7.5 magnitude quake triggered tsunami waves, destroying roads and bridges, and...
  • Drone footage shows Indonesia tsunami devastation after 10ft wave wipes WARNINE GRAPHIC PICS

    09/30/2018 2:29:24 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    dailymail ^ | 9/30/18 | Miranda Aldersley and Greta Levy and George Martin For Mailonline
    Full title...............Drone footage shows Indonesia tsunami devastation after 10ft wave wipes out a beach festival - sweeping away partygoers, obliterating two towns killing 832...............WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: 832 people have been killed after a 6.1 magnitude tremor hit the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday followed by a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake Indonesia's disaster agency's Sutopo Purwo Nugroho withdrew an earlier warning to residents of a tsunami But three hours later Indonesia's geophysics agency said there had been one, and hundreds have now died The cities of Palu and Donggala were struck by 10ft waves which demolished houses and
  • Indonesia earthquake: Hundreds dead in Palu quake and tsunami

    09/29/2018 11:40:16 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/29/18
    More than 380 people have been confirmed dead after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit an Indonesian city on Friday. Waves up to 3m (10ft) high swept through Palu on Sulawesi island. Video on social media shows people screaming and fleeing in panic and a mosque among the buildings damaged. Strong aftershocks rocked the city on Saturday. Thousands of homes have collapsed, along with hospitals, hotels and a shopping centre. Rescue efforts are under way, though hampered by a major power cut. The main road to Palu has been blocked due to a landslide, and a key...
  • Indonesia earthquake, tsunami death toll rises to 832

    09/30/2018 5:20:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    nbc ^ | 09/30/2018
    "The death [toll] is believed to be still increasing since many bodies were still under the wreckage, while many have not been reached," Nugroho said. Aerial video showed the battered coastline around the hard-hit city of Palu, population 380,000, on the island of Sulawesi. In Donggala, a city near the epicenter, footage from MetroTV showed destroyed houses and huge areas inundated by water. Nugroho, at the disaster agency, said "tens to hundreds" of people were taking part in a beach festival in Palu when the tsunami struck. The city is built around a narrow bay that apparently magnified the force...
  • Indonesia tsunami: Palu airport closed and communication cut off to 600,000 people

    09/28/2018 2:25:57 PM PDT · by MeganC · 18 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | Sep 28, 2018 | CARLY READ
    A HUGE 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia caused a powerful tsunami, cutting off communication to more than 600,000 people, and prompting authorities in the devastated region of Sulawesi to shut an airport in Palu.
  • Tsunami hits Indonesia's Palu after strong earthquake

    09/28/2018 10:03:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    bbc ^ | 09/28/2018
    A strong tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake has hit a coastal Indonesian city, officials say. Waves of up to 2m (6.6ft) high swept through Palu on Sulawesi island, not long after authorities had lifted a tsunami warning. Video on social media shows people screaming and fleeing in panic and a mosque amongst the buildings damaged. Officials have reported five deaths - but it is not clear if those were as a result of the tsunami.
  • Prehistoric mass graves may be linked to tsunamis, new research reveals

    08/15/2018 12:07:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Phy dot org ^ | August 1, 2018 | Isabelle Dubach, University of New South Wales
    UNSW scientists have shown -- for the first time -- that a series of high-profile burial sites in the Pacific, Mediterranean and northern Scotland were likely related to catastrophic tsunamis... Honorary Professor James Goff from the PANGEA Research Centre at UNSW Sydney, who co-authored the paper, says the research provides new insights into past human-environment interactions and a new perspective on past catastrophic events... The researchers looked at coastal mass burial sites in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu as well as in Orkney and Shetland. The mass graves cover a long timeframe of human history -- they are from about...
  • I saw a Tsunami hit the United States

    06/16/2018 8:24:30 AM PDT · by The Truth Will Make You Free · 167 replies
    Destiny Encounters International ^ | 6/7/18 | Charlie Shamp
    I heard the Lord speak, “I have extended an olive branch of peace to the United States of America and will extend Donald Trump’s presidency into a second term by the power of my right hand. What I have done in the White House will happen with every branch of Government in the United States for I will pull out corruption and plant trees of righteousness that will bear much fruit. Even now the ax is laid to the root of these corrupt trees. Every tree which does not bear good fruit will be cut down, pulled out and thrown...
  • A Slow Emergency and a Sudden Slump

    05/25/2018 12:10:59 AM PDT · by seastay · 12 replies
    UC Berkeley | May 7, 2018 | Berkeley Seismology Lab
    This type of motion is not new, it actually has a name. It is called the Hilina Slump. During the last strong quake in Hawaii, a magnitude 7.2 event on November 29th 1975, this slump slid toward the ocean by about 11 feet. Another temblor, the 7.9 magnitude Hawaii quake of 1868 caused the slump to move as well, resulting in a tsunami with a maximum wave height of about 60 feet. With all respect for the people who are being affected by the current eruption, the way Kilauea lava comes to the surface is rather tame. It crawls slowly...
  • M 6.9 - 16km SW of Leilani Estates, Hawaii

    05/04/2018 4:10:46 PM PDT · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 91 replies
    USGS ^ | 0504/18 | USGS
    Big one
  • Shakin' and Bakin' on the Big Island

    05/04/2018 3:23:39 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 65 replies
    USGS ^ | May 5, 2015 | Self
    A pretty large earthquake has just accompanied the recent volcanic emissions from the Big Island's most interesting dynamic natural display. Stay tuned and alert for more developments.
  • Volcano eruption fears as almost 300 earthquakes rock Spanish holiday hotspot [Canary Islands]

    05/08/2018 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | Tuesday, 08 May 2018 10:24 | By Karl Smallman
    MORE than 270 earthquakes have been recorded in just ten days near Spain’s Canary Islands raising fears of a volcanic eruption. The quakes have struck near Tenerife and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands where there is a huge submarine fault between the two islands. Spain’s National Geographic Institute said the biggest recent quake reached a magnitude of 3.2 on the Richter scale at only about 35km from Puerto La Luz in Gran Canaria. A report said the fault line has not been active in recent times, but it added, “What if it started spewing magma again? And what if...
  • False tsunami warning sent to the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

    02/06/2018 8:56:08 AM PST · by AU72 · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 6, 2018 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Some residents along the East Coast received a false tsunami warning on Tuesday morning after a private company sent out an alert following a monthly test by the National Weather Service. A tweet from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Charleston, South Carolina, said the alert was sent around 8:30 a.m. ET. "We have been notified that some users received this test message as an actual Tsunami Warning," the NWS tweeted, adding that a tsunami warning was "not in effect." A monthly Tsunami Warning test was issued around 830 am by @NWS_NTWC . We have been notified that some users...